Ian Thomas O'Banion is an artist and a licensed architect in California. He believes in high quality contemporary design that respects and enhances the natural environment. In 2007 he co-founded Studio San, a design firm, with which he has been engaged in shaping the built environment in San Francisco through small-scale interventions to the urban fabric. His artwork has been shown nationally and internationally, and is displayed at Medjool restaurant in San Francisco's Mission District as part of their permanent collection.